Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. Ecclesiastes 9:10
Words: Robert H. Shaftoe, 1898. Appeared in the Gospel Herald in Song, by William S. Nickle, George F. Meyer & Owen F. Pugh (Chicago, Illinois: Meyer & Brother, 1899), number 68.
Music: Owen F. Pugh (🔊 pdf nwc).
If you know where to get a good photo of Shaftoe (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels),
Brother, the conflict is raging today;
God calls for you, then why longer delay?
Fall into line with the brave and the true;
Do with your might what your hands find to do.
Fall into line, yes, we’ll fall into line,
Clothed for the conflict in armor divine,
Marching to battle, we’ll sing as we go;
Jesus, our leader, will vanquish the foe.
Sister, the Master needs soldiers like you,
Who in the conflict will always prove true;
Fall into line, boldly march to the fight;
Sin must be vanquished, then stand for the right.
Sinner, ’tis Jesus who calls you today;
Come to Him now, He will show you the way;
Come and be saved by His power divine,
Then with His soldiers just fall into line.